Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience is November 20

November 20th marks Trans Day of Remembrance, an annual observance begun by trans advocate, Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to honor trans and non-binary folx who were lost to violence. 2021 has seen the deaths of at least 49 trans and non-binary community members to violence, more may not yet be known…

Freedom Day Juneteenth, June 19th is now a Federal Holiday

by Joey McDonald, Manager of Events & Volunteers

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. …

Trying to express our feelings on the events of the past week has been daunting. Many breathed a sigh of relief when they heard the Derek Chauvin verdict. However, the ways we are experiencing and processing the verdict are vast and valid.

While we witnessed a new reprimand on police…

Pictured above: Youth Housing Residents & COH Staff

By Ben Sprunger, Manager of Individual Giving

Seeking out and establishing a “chosen family” is often a necessary step for anyone — young or old — struggling with their gender identity and/or sexuality. As queer people, having the unconditional support and encouragement of likeminded peers helps us to discover who…

By Angela E.L. Barnes, Center on Halsted Board Chair

Aly Kassam-Remtulla’s January 29, 2021 Chicago Tribune editorial, “Nonprofits need to catch up on diversifying their boards,” poignantly validated what I’ve personally experienced — the nonprofit world has struggled to change in the past 27 years. In it, Mr. Kassam-Remtulla states…

Center on Halsted Statement Release Date: January 7, 2021

Our country now bears witness to the loss of one life and multiple injuries to others stemming from one of the most shameful events in American history on January 6th, 2021. The headlines are ones few thought we would see in…

Kar wants to share his experience training at COH’s BH Graduate Training Program.

Center on Halsted’s Behavior Health Graduate Training Program provides students with specialized clinical experiences in working with the LGBTQ community. In 2020, over 600+ therapists and caregivers received continuing training and education services at Center on Halsted.

Meet Kar (he/him/his) who recently completed his Center on Halsted Behavioral Health training…

Family, friendship and community are at the core of our mission here at Center on Halsted. While Center on Halsted services have adapted into virtual, social-distancing, and ever-changing environments, our care has become more personal, and the Center on Halsted family continues to grow.

You’ve inspired us to be innovators…

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